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July/August 2019

The Hottest Hairstyles

SBH Cover Zendaya

Style Secrets From A Haute Actress

Clip & Snip

Lots of amazing looks at your fingertips!

Natural Hair

Devoted to all Naturalistas!

Salon Talk

Our special beauty industry mini magazine

Featured Article

Laurieann Gibson’s stunning style secrets

Home Styling Guide

All the step-by-step mane moves


Black Hairstyles

Braided Beauties
Braids are great for protective style wearing. If you’re looking for a stylish new ‘do take inspiration from these pretty, plaited hairstyles designed by talented salon professionals.

Rocking Ringlets
Wrapped braids with defined curls.
Get the look: Texture, texture and more texture! For this trendsetting mane, blonde locks are divided into large sections and braided half way down. The ends are left loose to cascade in a super defined, crimped texture. This great look is by Tiffany Hudson, of Crystal Clear Salon & Spa in Greensboro, NC.

Fierce Details
Having fun with Natural texture.
Get the look: This coif has attitude and style! Large cornrows are placed with the ends left loose to show off the hair’s unique texture. The Nicky Oliver Styling Team designed strands into a sassy shape for the perfect finish.

Glam Finish
Elegant braided sections.
Get the look: Stylist Ayana Kone’, from Chic Hair Braiding in Greensboro, NC, created a half-up, half-down silhouette that’s crowned with cornrows. Plush lengths fall in medium-sized waves that waterfall over the shoulders.

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